Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
rival, john mccain. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: he was aloof, and at times, confident. and an aggressive president obama in his first press conference since winning a second term. his main goal, making a case that the public support fully the tax hike othe rich. >> everybody understood that that was an important debate, the majority of voters agreed with me, by the way, more agreed with me on the issue than voted for me. >> reporter: he also made clear that the bush tax cuts for the top 2% will go away, but left new wiggle room on how it would be determined. >> what i am not going to do is extend further tax cuts for people who don't need it. >> reporter: he encouraged growing common ground between the two parties. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. >> reporter: after an opening statement, mr. obama immediately faced questions on how the petraeus scandal affected his white house. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter:
Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
different country, and republicans need to understand that. >> reporter: john mccain got 31% in 2008, and for mitt romney this year, just 27%, in the wake of tuesday, republicans' soul-searching will center around places like orlando. bush won it in 2004, but a growing puerto rico population have now helped to fuel obama's win there, a group not happy with republicans. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think that we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown, but among them, the republicans have been perceived as tone deaf on topics like immigration reform. >> well, the answer is self- self-deportation. >> it is the words that are used. self-deportation, was i think, really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must now figure out how to balance their core ideals and values against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level, want to win elections. and along this path they can't win national elections. there will be a debate, then, on how you react to that. but i
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
democratic, have grown. in 2004, president bush got 40% of the latino vote. john mccain, 31% in 2008, and for mitt romney this year, just 27%. in the wake of tuesday, republicans soul-searching will look at places like florida's osceola county, bush won it. but a growing number of constituency now helped obama there. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown since 2008. but among them, republicans are perceived as tone deaf on critical topics, immigration reform. >> well, the answer is people decide they can do better by going home because they can't find work here. >> reporter: the words matter. >> even though barack obama has deported more undocumented people in the history of the united states, it is the words that are used. self-deportation, i think, was really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must think about how to balance their core ideas against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level want to win elections.